The problem with the 'light footprint' approach to U.S. military policy.
International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.
Why Washington can’t just sit by and let another full-fledged war break out in Sudan.
How second-generation emerging markets became today's hottest investment story.
Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.
Maj. John Imani Nzenze, an M23 rebel commander, reveals what's in his camouflage backpack.
As Kenya's election nears its climax, an intimate look at candidate -- and prime minister -- Raila Odinga on the campaign trail.
In Kenya's contested election, the tortured past of family dynasty is alive but not quite well.
The Obama administration could revolutionize aid and save billions -- if only Congress would stand up to the farm lobby.
Photos from Mathare, one of Nairobi's sprawling slums, where warlords, witches, and drug dealers stump for votes ahead of next month's election.
Islamist groups are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work.
The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.
An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.
It's not jihadists who are threatening to destroy Mali -- it's a massive culture of government corruption.
Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world's poorest countries.
It’s not Islamic radicals or war that’s killing the poor people of the Sahel. It’s something far simpler.
Following in the footsteps of the French military advance in Mali.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
When it comes to covering Africa's latest conflict, it's suddenly amateur hour.
Organizing the first post-apartheid election in 1994 took a lot of logistical planning and political inclusion. But it also took a lot of creativity in finding solutions to the numerous problems that arose.